We’ve been looking forward to this weekend for months now — the wait is over!
Billed as a three-day celebration of music and arts, the “Solid Sound Festival” is the creative brainchild of supergroup Wilco who curated the entire lineup of live music, comedy, and film. It all takes place this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at the breathtaking, vast expanse of the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA) campus in North Adams, MA. It’s our first trek out to MASS MoCA, and we couldn’t be more excited about the introduction.
As for the film portion of the program, taking place on Sunday from 11am – 4pm, the band hand-selected the following intriguing titles, including the VERY independent, offbeat 1967 film Fearless Frank (starring Jon Voight in his film debut):
Walkabout (1971, directed by Nicolas Roeg)
Little Dieter Needs to Fly (1997, directed by Werner Herzog)
Fearless Frank (1967, directed by Philip Kaufman)
Getting slightly off the film topic, the music lineup for the weekend is unbelievable, with Wilco headlining on Saturday and The Books taking the lead on Friday night. We’ve had the pleasure of seeing electronic/multi-media duo The Books at several different venues in the Boston area and continue to be stunned by their ability to transport us into the nether worlds of sight and sound.
There’s tons of information and buzz out there on this weekend’s events if your curiosity is piqued. We hear tickets are still available as well — consider packing your bags!